Why does my male dog hump my leg?

asked 2017-06-20 17:28:35 -0500

Why does my male dog hump my leg?

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Is he neutered?

Haley C.'s profile image Haley C.  ( 2017-06-23 13:14:00 -0500 ) edit

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answered 2017-06-20 20:38:20 -0500

There are several reasons behind humping. It may be a case of sexual/mating behavior, especially if the dog is not neutered. Another reason may be that your dog is asserting his dominance over you. Many animals, including dogs, hump as a way to show their place in a pack. It could also be a play/emotional behavior. Sometimes, excitement or stress can cause a dog to hump. If your dog does this frequently as an emotional outlet, it is possible it is a compulsion.

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